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« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2010, 11:53:07 PM »

Perhaps in a strange twist of fate, my A-style Cedar/Mahogany gloss will go up in value now.   
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2010, 11:54:43 AM »

Perhaps Baden will re-emerge at the NAMM 2011 Show?

Perhaps their going away for now has been merely a ploy to generate some focus in 2011?

I am playing my Baden A-style Cedar/Mahogany gloss this week, and I am very impressed with the quality and sound.  I only wish I had bought it after the prices went down  crying
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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2010, 10:53:45 PM »

Funny you should bring up NAMM, there has been some discussion on other forums as to what will be the biggest news out of the show, it just may be all the manufacturers that are not there..
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« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2010, 08:59:43 PM »

Perhaps in a strange twist of fate, my A-style Cedar/Mahogany gloss will go up in value now.   

that would be a strange twist of fate!
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« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2010, 09:29:11 PM »

that would be a strange twist of fate!

Tis' the season of miracles
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« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2010, 11:12:00 PM »

Here's a YouTube clip that demonstrates the sound a Cedar/Kanzo guitar.  I guess Kanzo is also called Cambodian Mahogany.

http://www.youtube.com/user/gradun123#p/u/0/v-KqNnqlPE0
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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2010, 03:08:24 AM »

I purchased two new Badens this past summer for the street cost of one Baden.  Both were excellent and better, in some areas, than the original models.  However, they really skimped on the tuners for those guitars.  The tuners were replaced with Grover Rotomatics, and they now compare very favorably to most $2,500 guitars.  It is a shame they were crushed by the economy and had a flawed marketing plan.  I am not concerned about future warranty issues, as they were built to last; but I would like to hear some closing comments from T.J. Baden.
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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2010, 12:09:19 PM »

I am not concerned about future warranty issues, as they were built to last; but I would like to hear some closing comments from T.J. Baden.

I agree that it would be fitting to hear some closing comments from T.J. Baden.

By the way, you have quite a collection!
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« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2010, 02:16:26 PM »

I agree that it would be fitting to hear some closing comments from T.J. Baden.
 

That would be nice, but in my experience it rarely happens if a business fails.
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« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2011, 08:46:47 PM »

I can't beleive I didn't hear of this until now. My first was a Baden

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« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2011, 12:21:52 AM »

Apparently Baden Guitars are still alive!

http://www.440distribution.com/Baden/index.html
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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2011, 03:21:50 AM »

hmm...
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« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2011, 02:55:59 AM »

I'm a Larrivee dealer and was a Baden dealer. As usual when someone goes out of business, the dealers were the last to know. We got no notification from TJ or anyone else. They were just gone. I was told TJ had lost his house to foreclosure. As far as the new website coming soon, that message is originating in the UK, whatever that means.
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« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2011, 01:42:37 AM »

As far as the new website coming soon, that message is originating in the UK, whatever that means.

I noticed that.   Curious.
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« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2011, 05:48:24 PM »

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WOW.  That is really sad.  A great acoustic.  I agree with other posts though.  The price coming from vietnam just wasn't there.  The quality on the other hand is wonderful.  I have an A style rosewood with euro top and it's stinkin amazing!
Maybe in time they will go up in value?  I suspect if you'll hang on to one that in the next 10-15 years as they become harder to find that the artists who enjoy their sound will pay a reasonable price for one. 

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« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2011, 03:45:06 PM »

I honestly wasn't as impressed as I thought i'd be when I tried one of these (a rosewood A model) . I'd still like to try a model with cedar though.....
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« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2011, 05:29:25 PM »

I just could not warm up to the looks of them.  I played one and it was ok but I found them really ugly.

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« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2011, 11:26:04 PM »

I think these videos offer a good review of the Baden A-style.

http://www.youtube.com/user/gradun123#p/u/0/v-KqNnqlPE0

http://www.youtube.com/user/gradun123#p/u/3/_kIftj_9svw

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« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2011, 03:14:56 PM »

The Dread style I didn't like as far as looks, but the a style I thought was a great take on an old style. 
Anyone think they'll come back in the future?
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« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2011, 11:50:32 PM »

this is josh jose, formerly with baden. i probably worked with many of you and it saddens me to read the posts up here. i personally apologize to the dealers and musicians we worked with and left out in the dark. it was a really fast end that did not allow for us to contact everyone, like lefty’s guitars.

the guitars are fantastic and i have weekly conversations with artists' and dealers who still feel the same. the Vietnamese manufacture ring HAD NOTHING to with how things ended up. It was the worst market in retail music history, combined with legal issues involving an ex-partner.  furthermore, realize that every other established manufacturer stopped production of their high end lines and focused solely on their entry level offerings (made outside the US). Meanwhile, they had stockpiles of baden-quality instruments filling their warehouses. Everyone was in trouble; some just had deeper pockets and a longer established name to make it through. There should be no hard feelings; it was truly a reminder that even great ideas and products can stumble along the way.

i can guarantee that you will see a reemergence of the line as they are excellent instruments - hopefully i can be involved as they do.... I actually have a good idea where that link came from….
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